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Daily Quiz (92)

True or false: OSHA’s proposed “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds,” which has been long awaited, will not cover the construction or maritime industries.

Ventilation is classified by OSHA as what kind of hazard control?

True or False: Passive fire protection materials are sometimes evaluated in a jet fire test.

True or False: Federal agencies are not required to comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.

True or false: According to NIOSH, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury.

True or false: OSHA cannot issue a citation unless one of its regulations has been violated.

True or false: SSPC’s environmental exposure zones are listed and described in Volume 1, Good Painting Practice, of the Steel Structures Painting Manual.

True or false: OSHA’s new rule on working in confined spaces in construction will take effect on August 3, 2015.

True or false: According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.

According to a recent JPCL article, why is respiratory protection one of the violations most cited by OSHA?

True or false: The American Industrial Hygiene Association conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA.

What is the term used to describe particulate mass (dust) less than 10 micrometers in diameter?

True or false: Non-sparking tools can produce sparks.

In what waters did an offshore platform disaster occur, resulting in the death of 167 men?

True or false: It is likely that the VOC level for the same coating, as reported on product data sheets, will be different in Europe from the one reported in the United States.

True or false: Short-term exposure limits (STELs) to hazardous chemicals are measured as a time-weighted average exposure over 8 hours.

According to a study published in The Lancet, how many deaths worldwide were caused by silicosis in 2013?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in what year?

True or false: Persons designated as Program Administrators of a company’s respiratory protection program must be trained and certified by OSHA.

True or false: OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires employees to comply with safety standards and regulations.

True or false: According to the American Chemistry Council, OSHA is regulating the permissible exposure limits of 99% of the 8,300 chemicals used in significant amounts in the workplace.

True or false: More than 95 percent of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous chemicals in the workplace were updated in 2013-2014.

True or false: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPs stands for hazardous air particulates.

What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?

What occurred on the Piper Alpha?

True or false: NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, provides ventilation guidelines for containment structures used on bridges during painting operations.

Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?

In what area of safety did OSHA issue the most citations in fiscal year 2014?

True or false: The EPA has decided to abandon its development of a lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for public and commercial projects.

Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for qualitative fit testing?

All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?

In what U.S. Cabinet-level department is transmission pipeline safety regulated?

True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, can include, in most instances, job rotation.

True or false: If ventilation is used on a worksite to mitigate safety hazards, it is classified by OSHA as personal protective equipment.

High-pressure, supplied-air respirators are given an Assigned Protection Factor of 25 by NIOSH. What does this 25 mean?

True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.

Before a worker enters a permit-required confined space, OSHA requires testing of the atmosphere in the space to determine which of the following?

What is the maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA in breathing air for supplied-air respirators?

The revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, which went into effect in May 2012, requires training of employees on new label elements and safety data sheet formats by what date?

The IMO ban on use of tributyltin in antifouling systems for ships was adopted in 2001. In what year did the ban go into force in the United States?

Respirators must be approved for use by what organization?

What is the source of potential inhalation hazards that blasters face in air abrasive blasting operations?

True or False: In August this year, OSHA issued a proposed rule banning use of crystalline silica as a blasting abrasive.

True or False: OSHA classifies supplied-air respirators as engineering controls.

True or False: OSHA has lowered the permissible exposure limits on crystalline silica.

What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?

True or False? Threshold Limit Values (TLVs), representing the maximum levels of airborne contaminant that can be inhaled for a working lifetime by almost all workers without injury, are recommended rather than required limits.

True or False? In abrasive blasting work, a dosimeter is used to measure exposure to blasting dust.

True or false? For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 15 percent to 19.5 percent.

What U.S. president signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?

According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?

What organization recently issued recommended exposure limits to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers?

True or false: According to an OSHA study of painting contractor violations conducted in 2006-2007, the OSHA Required Fall Protection Rule (1926.0501) was the one most often violated.

What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

True or false: According to OSHA, permissible exposure limits (PELs) and Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) are both required limits on exposure to airborne contaminants.

What agency is in charge of testing and certifying respirators?

True or false: One main reason for OSHA’s 2012 revision to the Hazard Communication Standard was to harmonize it with global hazard communication standards.

What is the main reason OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard this year?

What organization tests for the health effects of coatings in contact with potable water?

What organization conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA?

According to OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard, when are employers required to have trained employees on new labeling and safety data sheet formats?

Now that the United States has taken official action to adopt the International Maritime Association’s treaty banning tributyltin antifoulings, what percentage of the world’s shipping tonnage is covered by the treaty?

Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of what level?

True or False: Federal agencies must comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.

What organization defines the content of Grade D breathing air, required in CFR 1910.134 for supplied air respirators?

Five painters died and three were injured in a 2007 confined space accident in what type of facility?

Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?

True or false: A body belt with a lifeline connected to a secure anchorage is accepted as a safe personal fall arrest system by OSHA.

Which of the following are dangers that can be encountered when working in a confined space?

High pressure, supplied-air respirators used for abrasive blasting normally have an Assigned Protection Factor of 25. What does this NIOSH rating mean?

Manufacturers of supplied air respirators must acquire approval for these products from what agency?

Where are you most likely to find oxygen-deficient air?

True or false: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health prepares and publishes standards on safety in the workplace.

Which US President signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?

True or False: All nuclear plants must follow the same training protocols for in-house and contract painters.

According to OSHA, what is the primary problem with this marine scaffolding assembly?

When does OSHA require that an aerial lift operator undergo retraining?

Which US President signed the Environmental Protection Act, establishing the now-controversial EPA?

In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable and therefore dangerous to health?

What is the source of the specification for Grade D breathing air?

Which of the following statements about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for coatings is true?

True or false: Respirators suitable for use in Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmospheres can include a combination full facepiece pressure demand supplied-air respirator (SAR) with auxiliary self-contained air supply.

If you are using a supplied-air respirator for protection during abrasive blast cleaning, when is it OK to take it off?

What is the minimum oxygen content of air suitable for breathing?

Who produces product and application data sheets?

What are the South Coast Air Quality Management District's VOC limits on industrial maintenance coatings?

What organization conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA?

An individual using power tools to remove lead-containing paint is wearing a full face respirator with P100 (HEPA) filters and has been fit-tested using the banana oil method. What is the allowable lead exposure level for this worker, according to OSHA Standards?

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What does OSHA's General Duty Clause require?

True or false: ANSI/NSF 61 addresses coatings performance issues as well as the health effects of coatings for potable water tanks.

True or false: This scaffold is compliant with OSHA requirements.

True or false: OSHA classifies respirators as engineering controls.


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